life-form

noun
\ ˈlīf-ˈfȯrm How to pronounce life-form (audio) , -ˌfȯrm \

Definition of life-form

: the body form that characterizes a kind of organism (such as a species) at maturity also : a kind of organism

First Known Use of life-form

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Life-form.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life-form. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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